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Entries from October 17th, 2017

As Puerto Rico Suffers, Bridgeport Prepares For Children

October 2nd, 2017 · 9 Comments · Education, News and Events

Bridgeport is home to the largest Puerto Rican population in Connecticut. Under federal law, as CT Post scribe Linda Conner Lambeck reports, “displaced students who move to the city must be accepted by the district, and automatically qualify for free school meals, health care, special education and other services.” Superintendent of Schools Aresta Johnson says […]

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Budget Mess Response–Education Association Sues Malloy For Violating State Law

October 2nd, 2017 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events, State Politics

No state budget equals suffering for cities, towns and school districts. As a result the Connecticut Education Association that represent school teachers is seeking an injunction against the state for “defaulting on its constitutional duty, jeopardizing students’ futures, putting cities and towns at risk.” Without a state budget for more than three months, Governor Dan Malloy […]

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Who Wants To Challenge David Walker In Pickleball?

October 2nd, 2017 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Who says David Walker doesn’t know how to have fun? A day in Port Jefferson, a game of pickleball, beef at Joseph’s Steakhouse Downtown, reading his favorite local political site OIB. Okay, maybe the OIB part is a stretch. In a birthday-of-the-day interview with POLITICO, the Bridgeport resident and 2018 Republican candidate for governor responds […]

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City Residents Support MGM Casino Proposal

October 2nd, 2017 · 14 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bridgeport residents overwhelmingly support a $675 million waterfront destination resort casino at the Steelpointe Harbor development area, as proposed by MGM Resorts International, according to a new public opinion survey. Nearly three-quarters (74%) favor building the resort casino while 18 percent oppose it. The survey was conducted by The Mellman Group on behalf of MGM. The survey […]

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Attention All Pollinators: Butterfly Garden Wings To Zoo

October 2nd, 2017 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo: Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is proud to unveil its latest installation, a certified Butterfly Garden and Bug Hotel, an important contribution to helping the area’s native butterfly population. Located in front of the new animal commissary, the garden is a gift from Stacey Marcell, her husband Wilbert Frazier, and their company, Northeast […]

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